Defendant With History of Domestic Violence Sentenced in Federal Court to a Prison Term of 42 Months for the Illegal Possession of a Firearm
United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces that United States District Court Judge William H. Steele sentenced Adam Edgar Stagner on January 18, 2018 to serve a term of imprisonment of 42 months followed by 3 years of supervised release for illegally possessing a Browning, 12 gauge, Gold Star Shotgun, serial Number 113MX13529. The defendant who had several prior misdemeanor domestic violence convictions was prohibited from possessing a firearm. The defendant possessed the weapon in Chunchula, Alabama on July 19, 2017 in violation of 18 USC § 922(g)(9).
The defendant entered a guilty plea before the Court on October 19, 2017. According to court records, during the guilty plea hearing the defendant admitted in open court that on the date of incident he not only possessed the firearm, but he pointed it at the victim’s head and stated “You know I am going to kill you”. The victim was a family member.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence J. Bullard for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.